Master Gardeners

Our Master Gardeners support individuals to grow food in their gardens, allotments, windowsills, workplaces and other community growing spaces. This brings a wide variety of health benefits as individuals get more exercise, eat more fresh fruit and vegetables, and food miles are reduced.

Master Gardener profile
  • Volunteers vary from two years food growing experience to many decades. They’re united by a passion to inspire people to have a go.
  • Many support their local group, such as Edible Islington sites or members of Norfolk Organic Group.
  • Others are spotted nudging friends and neighbours to grow their own.
  • Several wish to share their enthusiasm with new people.
  • Lots develop personal skills and confidence.
Master Gardener role
  • Promote food growing in their community, eg events, talks, articles, community groups, schools – and other innovative ways to bring people together.
  • Regularly mentor five householders new to food growing, offering seasonal advice for a growing season.
  • Feedback hours, activities, successes and challenges to their local volunteer coordinator and website.
We’re very grateful to Master Gardeners for their wonderful enthusiasm and volunteer hours.
Participation for all involved in the Master Gardener Programme is free.
If you're interested in runnning a Master Gardener programme for your project please email our Sustainable Communities Team for further information.